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Fighting Rett Syndrome

Bill Babiarz hopes to raise $50,000 for research into Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder that afflicts his daughter. Click here for more information.


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AMC Theatres Hosting Best Picture Showcase This Weekend

If you haven’t seen any of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture yet, you can see all of them this weekend in Streeterville at a 24-hour movie marathon.


Cancer patients shave the head of pediatric oncologist Dr. Paul Kent as part of a St. Baldrick's Foundation event at the University of Illinois Hospital. (Credit: CBS)

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

It’s that time of year again, when many men and women go bald for charity.


DIY Amazing Race

For more information from Jim Highley, visit


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Chicago Community Trust “On The Table” Initiative

A new initiative from the Chicago Community Trust is calling on people to get together to improve our cities. Scheduled for May 12, the event is called “On The Table.”



Cyber-Crime Becoming Top Priority For Federal Law Enforcement

In his original report, Brad Edwards goes one-on-one with the region’s top cyber cop and exposes the risks you may not even realize you face.



UIC Faculty To Walk Off Job Over Contract Impasse

The faculty at University of Illinois-Chicago will walk off the job on Tuesday and Wednesday, protesting lack of progress on a new contract.


Revving Up Your Breakfast

(CBS) – For more information on revving up your breakfast, visit


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Send A Valentine To A Kid At Lurie Children’s Hospital

You don’t have to spend a dime to make Valentine’s Day a little brighter for some little people.


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Crown Point Baby Fighting For Its Life Against Rare Disease

CROWN POINT, Ind, (CBS) — A Crown Point couple is hoping for a miracle for their little baby. In this original report Pamela Jones looks at his rare disorder and his parents plans, against the […]


Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Report: No Evidence Of Daley Influence In Koschman Case

A special prosecutor has released a report concluding there’s no evidence former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley or other family members sought to influence an investigation into the 2004 death of a man punched by Daley’s nephew.


Craft Beer Cocktail Recipes

(CBS) — Cava-Berry HOPjito • 2 small strawberries • 5 mint leaves • 1.5 Tbsp. simple syrup • 3 oz. Ale Asylum Hopalicious • 3 oz. Cava In a tumbler glass, combine strawberries, mint leaves […]


Top Beauty Trends Of 2014

Meredith Sinclair of shares the top beauty trends of 2014. 1. Velashape lll (non evasive body shaping and cellulite treatment, this is a machine to be place beside table) $195 available at Dr. Few […]


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SnoFest 2014 At FourLakes

SnoFest 2014 runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on  Saturday, Feb. 15. Click here for more information.


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Naperville Mom Wants Airline Safeguards Against Peanut Allergies

A Naperville woman whose daughter has life-threatening nut allergies is off the ground on her mission to reform airline food policies.


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2014 Midwest & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships

Approximately 2,700 figure skaters will be in the Chicago area this weekend for a big national competition.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

In honor of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., various groups are urging people to volunteer for acts of community service.


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Northeastern University Students Killed Following Crash In Texas

Two Northeastern Illinois University students were killed Friday in a motor vehicle crash involving a Freightliner truck while travelling to a leadership conference for their fraternity in Arizona.


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IIT Researchers Using Smart Phones To Study Seasonal Depression

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago are hoping your smartphone can help them decode the mysteries of seasonal depression.